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  • HomerHogg
    Serving Your Needs

    Technology Requires Continual Training by: Homer Hogg,  MANAGER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT for TA and Petro Special thanks to all who read this column, listen to Maintenance Matters on the Dave Nemo Show, call in to provide information or...

    • Posted September 1, 2017
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  • condsection
    A/C Efficiency Declining?

    Act Quickly to Avoid Catastrophic Failure Air conditioning is a wonderful system to have in your truck. It could be very easy to just ride down the road and enjoy the cool breeze flowing from your dash...

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • homer-regen
    Why Won’t Your Engine Regen?

    Basic Diagnostics You Should Know BY: HOMER HOGG, MANAGER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TA-PETRO Hardly a week rolls by without someone involving me in a conversation about an engine that won’t perform an after-treatment regeneration. The conversation is...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Abstract Christmas Background with Snowflakes, Vector Illustration
    Avoid Winter Breakdown Frustrations

    For Starters, Focus on the Big 3 by: Homer Hogg, MANAGER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT for TA-Petro IF YOU’RE INTENT ON PREVENTING BREAKDOWNS AND CONTROLLING SEASONAL INCREASES IN YOUR COST PER MILE THIS WINTER, FOCUS ON THE BIG-THREE...

    • Posted January 1, 2017
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  • hogg-featured
    Blown Away by Improved Serviceability

    Freightliner Engineers Hit Design Home Run Just introduced by Freightliner, the new Cascadia® was designed to be more efficient for the driver and for owners with what Freightliner calls a focus on “Real Cost of Ownership.” Freightliner’s...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • Parked semi-truck on the street, covered with snow
    Avoid Bone-Chilling Problems

    by: Homer Hogg, MANAGER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT for TA-Petro With searing summer heat gripping the country just a few weeks ago and trees still adorned with green leaves, winter is hardly on your mind. It should be....

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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  • particulate
    Be Particular About Particulate Matter

    by: Homer Hogg, Manager for Technical Development for TA-Petro In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a set of emissions standards to be applied to on-highway diesel engines. These standards require almost zero Particulate Matter to be...

    • Posted July 1, 2016
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  • Air-in-the-Fuel-System
    Bubble, bubble means toil and trouble!

    If your engine feels sluggish or you’re seeing reduced miles per gallon, the problem could be in your fuel. Mileage and performance suffer when fuel does not meet the engine manufacturer’s minimum specifications for quality. Diesel engines...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Homer-KeepYourCool
    Don’t live with A/C that doesn’t keep the cab cool

    When summer temperatures start climbing, a long drive in an enclosed space would be unbearable if not for the modern convenience of air conditioning. The sun may blaze down heat, but with just a flick of the...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • abs-alert
    A few minutes of investigating can lead you to the cause of an ABS alert

    Any warning light warrants attention, but the ABS light on the dash of your truck or the side indicator light on your trailer should never be shrugged off. It indicates a malfunction with your ABS system, which...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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